Dead Donor Rule
Wife's lawyers call the decision “extraordinary and unprecedented”
In a recent article in the journal Bioethics, two Oxford bioethicists provide a lucid defense of euthanasia by organ removal.
A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics claims that the US public is in favour of waiving the dead donor rule in certain circumstances.
More erosion of the dead donor rule in the latest issue of the Cambridge Journal of Healthcare Ethics.
In the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, Paul E. Morrissey, of Brown University, in Rhode Island, suggests that both kidneys could be removed from brain trauma patients on life-support.
Is it morally wrong to kill people? Not really, argue two eminent American bioethicists in an early online article in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, of Duke University, and Franklin G. Miller, of the National Institutes of Health believe that “killing by itself is not morally wrong, although it is still morally wrong to cause total disability”.
Let’s scrap the fiction that most patients are dead when their organs are removed and allow doctors to take them from people who are still living. This is the provocative proposal by doctors from Canada and Spain which is creating a stir in bioethics circles.